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Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

Novation Launchkey 61
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Product Code: 9999-14002


Novation Launchkey 61 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

The Novation Launchkey is an easy-to-use MIDI keyboard controller. It's pretty much the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music, especially in Ableton Live - because we designed it specifically for the purpose.

The Novation Launchkey 61 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard is a next generation instrument for computer and iPad. Launchkey 61 is a 61-note keyboard controller with up to 50 physical controls, more than any other device in its class, including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour trigger-pads. As well as enabling hands-on controller of your DAW's mixer, instruments and effects, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launckey app and the Launchpad app - plus the powerful V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and Windows.

Launchkey includes an entire suite of software for iPad, Mac and PC including a brand new stand-alone synth app, a Launchpad app for triggering and improvising with loops, and the powerful V-Station and Bass Station soft synths for Mac and PC - not to mention Ableton Live Lite and a huge Loopmasters sample pack.

Launchkey is a full-scale DAW controller for all major digital audio workstations, bringing mixer, transport and direct plug-in control to Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Cubase and more. With nine faders, up to nine buttons, eight rotary knobs and transport controls, nothing comes close to Launchkey for sheer controllability.

Sixteen dual-color-backlit velocity-sensing Launchpad panels can be used to play drums, trigger clips and scenes without having to go near the computer. Whatever software you use, the 16 launch pads are perfect for sketching out beats or playing in drum lines. If you use grid-based software such as Ableton Live or FL Studio, the launch pads will put loop control right at your fingertips.

The velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard mechanism is accompanied by pitch and mod wheels and octave track up/down buttons. It recreates the feel of classic synth keyboards with precision, so playing styles can be reflected by the software as accurately as possible.

Launchkey comes with a suite of synth and Launchpad apps for iPad as well as the powerful Novation V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and PC. The Launchkey app is a powerful and uniquely intuitive graphic sound synthesiser for iPad. Position and move sound-producing elements around the screen at the touch of a finger "" location, proximity and characteristics change the sound in real time. The knobs and faders on the hardware can also be used to edit and tweak sounds within the app.

Second is a Launchpad styled application providing drag-and-drop clip playback from the pads, plus realtime FX manipulation such as beat repeat and stutter. The Launchpad app turns your iPad and Launchkey into a unique hardware/software loopstation.

Novation V-Station synth is one of Novation's powerful analogue-modelling synth engines in software form. V-Station is a plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS) so you can open it within your music software and get hands-on control with Launchkey hardware. The classic Novation Bass Station analogue mono-synth first appeared in 1994 and has found its way onto countless records. Launchkey comes with a plug-in version of the synth which can be opened within your DAW and played / tweaked with the hardware controls.

Ableton Live Lite is music production software used by countless top artists to produce and perform their music. Launchkey integrates with Ableton Live: as well as controlling mixer, transport and plug-in effects, the 16 launch pads work to trigger sounds using Ableton's unique "session view". Launchkey comes with over one gigabyte of samples from Loopmasters; everything you need to start creating and performing music straight away "" including artist packs, drum samples and sound FX.

Novation Launchkey 61 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Features

  • Integrated software/hardware instrument with apps for Mac, PC and iPad - Launchkey comes with a suite of synth and Launchpad apps for iPad and the powerful Novation V-Station and Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and PC
  • 'InControl' technology connects hardware controls directly to all major DAWs - Quick, hands-on control of your mixer, transport, plug-in instruments and effects in Ableton, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Logic and more
  • 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color launch pads - Two rows of launch pads for playing drum beats, or launching loops/clips and scenes in Ableton Live and FL Studio
  • Professional synth-styled keyboard with over 50 hardware controls - Synth-style velocity-sensitive keyboard with precision accuracy and fast action - full software control via 50 faders, knobs, pads and buttons
  • DAW Access - Instant access to major DAW control parameters "" with no assignment necessary
  • Bus powered, no PSU required - Launchkey is fully bus-powered, even with iPad. Just plug it in and go, with no power supply or batteries.
  • Huge Loopmasters sample pack - Launchkey ships with 1gig of Loopmasters sample content including artist packs, drum samples and sound FX
  • Ableton Live Lite - Ableton's grounding breaking performance and production software is included with Launchkey, you can trigger clips and scenes with Launchkey's multi-color launch pads

Novation Launchkey 61 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Specifications

  • Product Hardware Specifications
    • 25, 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
    • 16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
    • 8 knobs
    • 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
    • 6 dedicated transport controls
    • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
    • 2 octave / transpose buttons
    • 7 segment 3 character LED display
    • 2 Track / MIDI Channel buttons
    • 8 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)
    • 3 InControl buttons (49 & 61 note) 2 InControl buttons (25 note)
    • 2 full-colour RGB backlit round buttons
    • USB socket
    • DC power socket
    • Sustain pedal 1/4" jack socket
    • Kensington security slot
  • Software Compatibility
    • If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey integration for InControl. Launchkey will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
  • Power Requirements
    • Fully USB bus powered
    • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA >
    • Power supply not included
  • Product Dimensions: 940mm length x 270mm depth x 90mm height
  • OS Compatibility
    • Mac OS 10.7-10.10
    • Windows 7-8
    • iOS - If you wish to use the new MK2 Launch products with iOS, a powered USB hub is required.

Novation Launchkey 61 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Includes

  • Novation Launchkey 61 USB MIDI Controller
  • Ableton Live Lite 9
  • 4GB of Loopmasters Samples
    • Royalty-free Loops
    • One-shots
    • Three multisampled instruments for Ableton Live 9:
      • Piano
      • Rhodes
      • Hammond Organ
  • USB Cable
  • Manual
  • Two Year Warranty

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